Opportunities to get on


“At Tesco we are committed to ensuring young people are given the opportunity, tools, support and confidence to succeed in their future careers. We want them to experience the diverse, exciting and rewarding environment here at Tesco, while gaining a transferable accredited qualification. Movement to Work is vital in cultivating and nurturing young talent who might otherwise feel excluded from the workforce” 

Emma Taylor, Chief People Officer, Tesco plc

Sector Retail
UK Workforce 340,000
Placement Model Three week placement: including training and store experience with a guaranteed interview
Funding Source Training Provider Adult Education Budget

The Movement to Work programme is a three week programme to support young people aged 16-30 not in education, employment or training to get into work. The programme consists of:

  • Two-week customer service, health and safety, digital skills and mental health and wellbeing course delivered by your chosen training providers in a classroom setting
  • Followed by a store placement for 4 days
  • With a guaranteed interview and feedback

This programme is designed to help understand what good customer service looks like and gives you the opportunity to put this into practice.

Tesco Case Studies

Harrison, Leicester

After being out of work for three years, Harrison knew his biggest challenge when interviewing for roles was his social anxiety due to suffering with Asperger’s. Harrison came to Tesco on a work placement programme and is now a colleague in their Leicester store.


See more on Tesco Careers here